Cartridge music was composed by John Cage in 1960 and is scored for amplified small sounds. A cartridge is a vintage phonograph pickup into which a gramophone needle is inserted for the playing of records. Instead of a needle, any object that will fit into the cartridge may be inserted eg. a coil of wire, a toothpick, a paperclip etc. In addition 'auxiliary sounds' are made with the use of contact microphones.
Langham Research Centre is Felix Carey, Iain Chambers, Philip Tagney and Robert Worby. They are devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instrumentarium of vintage analogue devices.
Film by Helen Petts
Sound engineer Dave Hunt.
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